Everything plummeted in 2020 by comparison | TERESA AYUGA
It was early August 2020. Bibi did an excellent caricature for my weekly review page. ‘Commanding a tide of infection’ of August 2, this concerned the then Spanish health minister, Salvador Illa. He was Canute, attempting to repel a tide of increased infection. Oh, how the minister must have yearned for the months of the state of alarm. Infections were rising, and there was precious little he could do. He couldn’t command, as responsibilities were once more those of the regions, and there was no state of alarm to close the borders and therefore the airports.